Method of Data Collection:
Young Adults 18-35 years
This survey was conducted to evaluate the phone usage among young adults in Nigeria. Responses were collected from 500 randomly selected phone users using a well – designed questionnaire containing both closed and open – ended questions.
The questionnaire was loaded online and the necessary logics was applied to ensure respondents answer the right questions. The findings from the study reveals that females (59.6%) are more addicted to their phones than males (56.3%) while Tecno (32.6%) and Infinix (32.6%) are the most usedphone brands among young adults in Nigeria.
Based on occupation, students (40.8%) are the largest phone users in Nigeria and close to half (46%) of the respondents have more than one phone. 57% of the phone users agreed that they are addicted to their phone while only 21%can be separated from their phone for up to 3 days. 35% of phone users spend 6 – 10 hours in a day on their phones and while another 30% spend between 11 – 15 hours using their phone. Majority (81%) of the respondents have been cautioned by their relatives that they spend much time on pressing their phones while more than half (52%) of the respondents exhaust their monthly data subscription within 2 weeks. 75% of the respondents spends an average of NGN 1,000 - NGN 2,000/monthly on internet subscription while 20% of the respondents spend NGN3,000 – NGN4,000/monthly on internet subscription. 60.2% of phone users are aware ofthe health implications associated with phone addiction while 43% of the respondents have experienced a blurred vision after a using their phones for a prolonged period of time. 32% of the respondents have even neglected important activities such as school because of their phone while 62% of the respondents have experienced anger because they were unable to use their phone. WhatsApp (60.6%), Facebook (18%) and Instagram (9.8%) are the three most used mobile applications among Nigerian young adults.